A hydraulic cylinder is a mechanical actuator used to supply unidirectional force through a unidirectional stroke. Hydraulic cylinders are used in almost every industry and so are available in a number of configurations. The two primary types of hydraulic cylinders are Tie-rod and Welded. Each of these cylinder types can possess unique applications due to their designs. Tie-rod cylinders are often installed in light to moderate duty applications and tend to be designed to end up being repaired or re-loaded if necessary. Hyd Cylinder welded cylinders are made for most applications and so are more complex in style but are generally more difficult to correct because of the welded style. Welded cylinders are usually a better solution due to their compact design so when a more robust style is important in an application.